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While Murray won, military might took over a farm in Capel

By Dorking Advertiser  |  Posted: July 11, 2013

  • sharpshooter: Louis McCabe, six, trying out a rifle REKW20130706A-041_C

  • BACK IN TIME: 2nd Normandy 44 Rangers + Red Ball Express groups posing with a jeep REKW20130706A-039_C

  • comrade: Emily Green of the Defenders of the Motherland Red Army scowling at the camera, with Breagh White behind her REKW20130706A-023_C

  • WITH A BANG: Mark Sayer, Mike Sheehan and Paul Chenery taking a pose on a Russian T34 tank

  • ON PATROL: Defenders of the Motherland keeping watch REKW20130706A-029_C Photos by David Cook

  • IN ACTION: Tracey White 'firing' a machine gun REKW20130706A-038_C

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HUNDREDS of people packed the inaugural Capel Surrey Vintage Military Vehicle Show at the weekend.

The event was held at Aldhurst Farm, in Temple Lane, on Saturday and Sunday and visitors admired more than 80 different military vehicles from across the globe.

The impressive display included classic vehicles, civil vintage trucks, buses, cars, motorcycles and steam engines.

Visitors were also able to buy wartime memorabilia.

Phil Harris, one of the event organisers, said: "The show was a great success.

"It didn't attract quite as many people as we'd hoped for, what with the Wimbledon singles finals, but everyone had a merry time.

"The kids especially loved the re-enactment groups: we had American soldiers against German ones, firing machine guns at each other, there were loud bangs and it attracted big crowds.

"This was our first show and we definitely want to do it again next year."

The aim of the event was to educate people about military life and all the money raised will be donated to Help for Heroes and Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court.

Miléna Mahé

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